This week, Greg is ultra busy at work so I’m focusing my energy on organizing and deep-cleaning every room in the house before the 3-day weekend coming up. I’m tackling one or two areas of the house per day, and today I’m busy at work in the laundry room and half bathroom. So, while I haven’t had time this week for a DIY/decorating project of any sort, I’m getting stuff done. Fo sho. That being the case, I don’t have much time to chat, but I do have a short, sweet and helpful tip to dish out.
Earlier today, it was time to clean the microwave (which we keep on a rolling cart in the laundry room closet since we rarely use it), I planned on using the vinegar/water/bowl/sponge method seen fifty-eleven times on Pinterest. But. We were out of white vinegar. Imagine me saying, “Nooooooo…” and kneeling down to the floor in despair. Okay, not really.
Rather than running out to the store just for vinegar, I decided to improvise and use dish detergent. I put about 10 pumps of Dawn in a bowl of warm water and stuck it in the microwave for 1 minute. When time was up, I put a sponge in the now hot mixture and started scrubbing away. Easy peasy!
I hate to admit it, because I’m a clean freak, but there was some oatmeal that exploded on the top of the microwave that I didn’t realize was there for a while. So it was pretty cooked on. Gross, I know. But, much to my surprise, using this method, it came right off with a swipe of the sponge and the entire microwave was like brand new in a matter of minutes. Which, without a doubt, makes my clean freak heart happy.